Formula 1 returns to Italy and to the home of Ferrari, where the Tifosi will be hoping for a change of fortunes.
Ferrari’s presence at Monza can almost seem like a royal occasion such is the all-consuming passion of the local fans. The team’s home is 200km south of the circuit and it gives the Italian fans a chance to see their beloved heroes up close.
But with adulation comes expectation and Ferrari are falling some way short of it. Trailing to Red Bull by 109 points in the Drivers’ standings and 135 in the Constructors’, the atmosphere could be fraught with tension – especially if it is again Max Verstappen crossing the line first.
The Dutchman is in fine form, winning the last four races to achieve the longest victory streak of his career. His lead is almost unassailable at the top of the table and the time is now if Ferrari are to make any sort of comeback.
Just as the stands at Zandvoort were bathed in orange, Monza will be filled with red – and the home crowd will demand it is a red, not blue, car which is first to reach the chequered flag.
When is the 2022 Italian Grand Prix?
Friday 9 September
Free Practice 1: 1400-1500 (1300-1400 UK time)
Free Practice 2: 1700-1800 (1600-1700 UK time)
Saturday 10 September
Free Practice 3: 1300-1400 (1200-1300 UK time)
Qualifying: 1600 (1500 UK time)
Sunday 11 August
Race: 1500 (1400 UK time)
Where does the 2022 Italian Grand Prix take place?
The Italian Grand Prix is hosted by the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza in the north of the country. The 5.793km track was first used in F1 in 1950 and has been there almost every year since. The only other Italian track to host the F1 grand prix is Imola.
The Monza circuit is 25km from the centre of Milan and 590km from the country’s capital, Rome.
Italy is the home to two of F1’s current teams in AlphaTauri and Ferrari, while Haas also run their factory from there. The country has a population of 59.55 million and a YouGov survey conducted in March stated 84% of motorsport fans in the country were Ferrari fans.
Despite having such a deep love for F1, only two Italians have ever won the Drivers’ Championship. Giuseppe Farina won the first ever championship in 1950 before his compatriot Alberto Ascari achieved the same feat in 1952 and 1953.
Where can I watch the 2022 Dutch Grand Prix?
In the UK, pay-TV broadcaster Sky Sports will show the entire race weekend, from FP1 to the race, on its dedicated Sky Sports F1 channel. You can also access a live stream of the coverage via Now TV. Free-to-air broadcaster Channel 4 will broadcast highlights across the race weekend.
PlanetF1 will carry live timing and expert commentary on every session of the race weekend, from FP1 on Friday morning to the race on Sunday afternoon.
The Italian Grand Prix will be shown live on TV on the following outlets in other key markets:
United States: ESPN
Canada: RDS (French), TSN (English)
Australia: Fox Sports
Italy: Sky Sport F1
Germany: Sky Sport F1, RTL
Netherlands: Ziggo Sport, NOS
What is the weather forecast for the 2022 Italian Grand Prix?
Friday 9 September – 25c, drizzle, becoming sunny in the afternoon
Saturday 10 September – 26c, sunny
Sunday 11 September – 26c, sunny
What is the grid for the Italian Grand Prix?
1 Charles Leclerc, Ferrari
2 George Russell, Mercedes
3 Lando Norris, McLaren
4 Daniel Ricciardo, McLaren
5 Pierre Gasly, AlphaTauri
6 Fernando Alonso, Alpine
7 Max Verstappen, Red Bull
8 Nyck de Vries, Williams
9 Zhou Guanyu, Alfa Romeo
10 Nicholas Latifi, Williams
11 Sebastian Vettel, Aston Martin
12 Lance Stroll, Aston Martin
13 Sergio Perez, Red Bull
14 Esteban Ocon, Alpine
15 Valtteri Bottas, Alfa Romeo
16 Kevin Magnussen, Haas
17 Mick Schumacher, Haas
18 Carlos Sainz, Ferrari
19 Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes
20 Yuki Tsunoda, AlphaTauri
Directions to the Italian Grand Prix
Directions from Milan to Monza
Car: The journey, given normal conditions, takes around 35 minutes over a distance of around 24km.
Train: Monza station is located in Via Caduti del Lavoro and represents the main railway junction of the Brianza area. It is located on the Milan-Chiasso line, reached by the suburban railway lines S8, S9 and S11, and is the terminus of the lines for Lecco and Molteno. The station is about 6.6km from the racetrack and can be reached by bus or on foot.
The trains will depart from the upper floor of the Milano Porta Garibaldi station heading for destination Biassono-Lesmo, without any other stops either on the outward or return journey. Information on train departure times and the various types of special tickets are available on the website www.trenord.it.
Bus: There are two bus services to Monza. The first is the 204 bus from Corso Milano near Monza station to Vedano. The second is the 221 from the same station to Biassono. Both are paid services.
Plane: There are three nearby airports. Linate airport is to the east of Milan, around 10km from the city centre and 2km from the Monza circuit. Malpensa airport is around 40km from Milan and 50km from the track.
Orio al Serio airport is located north east of Milan, around 5km from Bergamo, 45km from Milan and 40km from the track. Each airport has connections to get you to the city centre and on to the circuit.
Monza Circuit address
Viale di Vedano, 5, 20900 Monza MB, Italy
Which drivers have won the Italian Grand Prix?
Eighteen different drivers have won the Italian Grand Prix multiple times since its incoporation into F1 in 1950. Michael Schumacher and Lewis Hamilton are the most successful drivers having won the race five times each. Hamilton’s last victory came in 2018.
Behind them, Nelson Piquet has won four while a string of other drivers, including Sebastian Vettel, have won it three times. Fernando Alonso is the only other remaining current F1 driver to have won there multiple times having achieved victory in 2007 and 2010.
Ferrari are the most successful team at the track having won 19 races since 1950. Their most recent win came with Charles Leclerc in 2019.
The last 10 winners of the Italian Grand Prix:
2012 – Lewis Hamilton
2013 – Sebastian Vettel
2014 – Lewis Hamilton
2015 – Lewis Hamilton
2016 – Nico Rosberg
2017 – Lewis Hamilton
2018 – Lewis Hamilton
2019 – Charles Leclerc
2020 – Pierre Gasly
2021 – Daniel Ricciardo
What are the latest F1 Championship standings?
Max Verstappen – 310 points
Charles Leclerc – 201
Sergio Perez – 201
George Russell – 188
Carlos Sainz – 175
Red Bull – 511 points
Ferrari – 376
Mercedes – 346
Alpine – 125
McLaren – 101
Tyre choices for the 2022 Italian Grand Prix
What are the odds for winner of the Italian Grand Prix?
8/11 – Max Verstappen
5/4 – Charles Leclerc
14/1 – George Russell
40/1 – Carlos Sainz
50/1 – Lewis Hamilton, Sergio Perez
[All odds provided by Planet Sport Bet]
The article Italian Grand Prix 2022: Time, TV channel, live stream appeared first on Planetf1.com.